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Local History Books by Ken Rickwood

Stour Secrets

Ken Rickwood walked and rowed around the tidal estuary of the Stour from Harwich, past Shotley, Erwarton, Lower Holbrook, Wrabness, Bradfield, Stutton and Mistley, finishing up at Cattawade near Brantham. This nine mile long estuary, which in one place is a mile wide, is rich in history, fishing, wildlife, and past and present industries – from malting to making plastic. 

With 244 pages packed with over 200 illustrations, this book is a must for people who love East Coast estuaries and the tidal waters of the North Sea which flood twice a day into the East Anglian countryside.

ISBN 978-0-9558271-1-2

Price £10 P&P £1.50

Stour Odyssey

Ken Rickwood explores the upper part of the Stour River which slices into East Anglia separating Essex and Suffolk. He begins at Brantham near Manningtree and rows through delightful countryside passing villages and towns on his way to Kedington, finding the source of the river in fields in Cambridgeshire.

This 280 page book is illustrated with 317 black and white photographs and drawings. ISBN 978-0-9558271-4-3

Price £10 P&P £1.50

The Colne by Boat, Bike and Boot

Ken Rickwood explores the Colne River which flows into the sea at Brighlingsea in Essex, by ferry boat, bicycle, rowing and walking, passing through Wivenhoe, Colchester, Chappel, Halstead, Castle Hedingham, Yeldham and beyond. 

The book consists of 384 pages accompanied with 393 illustrations. ISBN 978-0-9558271-6-7 

Price £15 P&P £2.50